ATS 4 - Space launch mission detailed information
ATS 4 4
10 AUG 1968
United States Air Force
Launch Complex 36A
ATS 4 was a satellite designed to test gravity gradient stabilization at synchronous altitude. It failed to reach the desired altitude, thus was not able to fulfill its mission objectives.
Atlas SLV-3C Centaur
The Atlas-Centaur was a US expendable launch vehicle derived from the SM-65 Atlas D missile. Launches were conducted from Launch Complex 36 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.